Author: sufiway

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What is Sufism?

To define Sufism by words it is like trying to describe honey to those who have never tasted it. Any definition would be partial and inadequate. The words are limited, while Sufism concerns the essence....

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The horse seller

Nasrudin was in the marketplace listening to a horse dealer’s sales pitch. “This is the most exquisite horse in this village,” the seller exclaimed. “It is lighting fast and never gets tired. In fact,...

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63. YA QAYYUM

Al Qayyum The Self-Sustaining Exalted and Glorious Allah! La ilaha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He), Al-Hayyul-Quyyum (the Ever Living, the One Who sustains and protects all that exists.)...

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If all the world’s harps

We have fallen into the place where everything is music. The strumming and the flute notes rise into the atmosphere, and if the whole world’s harp should burn up, there will still be hidden...

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The 11 Principles of the Naqshbandi order (8)

8) The recollection (Yad Dasht) The “recollection” means: continuous remembrance, to keep your heart in the divine presence, closer to the Truth. It is the contemplation, the constant awareness at the divine presence. The...

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62. YA HAYY

Al Hayy The Alive Exalted and Glorious His kursi extends over the Heavens and the Earth, and He feels no fatigue in guarding and preserving.  And He is the Most High, the Most Great. ...

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The 11 Principles of the Naqshbandi Order (7)

7) The attention (Nigah Dasht) Nigah means “view”, “attention”. This principle is the invitation to be vigilant and to observe one’s heart and safeguard it from being occupied by harmful thoughts. It means being...

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The Night of Prostration

“People on the night of Laylatul Qadr are going to be on several different levels. No doubt we are on the lowest level, so we are hoping in this night to attain the honour and...

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61. YA MUMIT

Al-Mumit The Giver of Death Exalted and Glorious La ilaha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped, but He).  It is He Who gives life and causes death.  (7:158) This name is...

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60. YA MUHYI

Al-Muhyi The Giver of Life Exalted and Glorious Look then at the effects of Allah’s mercy: how He revives the earth after its death.  Verily, that Allah shall indeed raise the dead, and He...